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Cold War-era anti-Chinese propaganda film featuring footage of revolutionary activities and combat, 1921-64.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: U.S. Navy
Sponsor: U.S. Navy
Audio/Visual: Sd, C
Keywords: Cold War; China; Communism
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: More likely made in 1967.
Excellent footage of typical 1960s communisto-phobia.
It's more likely that this film was produced in 1967 (not 1964) - as it showed the ransacking of the Chinese embassy in Indonesia, which happened in early 1967.
Also note the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The film clearly stated that he had been deposed of (which happened in 1966), so the film couldn't have been made in 1964.
Subject: Dustbin of History
lbeyman, your condescending remark about people you don't know who don't agree with you are emblematic of the arrongance and ignorance of the far left. You know what you have read by those who share your view. I am certain you don't know firsthand anyone who had to live through the absolute horror of the great leap forward or the cultural revolution. If you did, you wouldn't be spewing your BS.
Subject: Well done, accurate
For it's time it is a well produced and accurate tale of the basics of Chinese communism and their goals for world domination. It is easy for some to laugh years later but the 20 million who died under the ruthless rule of Mao Tse Tung have no voice. Today China is changing, evolving into captialism and eventual liberty. Let us hope the world can learn that change comes from within not from an outside despot offering easy answers.
Subject: Sick Capitalist Propaganda
This is a beauty of a propaganda film. It is so badly done that if someone has any knowledge of history it would be easily exposed. Sadly most people know no history except what is available in propaganda films. The facts are that in those areas where the Communists ruled economic conditions were much better then in the rest of China. In areas under Nationalist rule the people were starving. Why do you think millions were joining the communists?
In fact all over the third world, wherever the capitalists dominated and still dominate, people are suffering. If people were free to/allowed to
chose between helping themselves through various forms of socialism there is no doubt that capitalism would have been voted out of existence long ago.
Only through military force and stupid propaganda would/could capitalism exist.
Subject: Fairly Straightforward
The title refers to the Chinese Communist Party's tactic of occupying rural areas first and moving toward urban targets. Therefore, the implication goes, their global strategy was to similarly target the third world, then move on to more developed countries. The argument sounds more plausable here than in many other, more emotional films of the era. You might expect it to veer off into some all-American, right-wing hysteria, but apart from a few references to Communism taking over the world (complete with the usual educational film cliche of the changing map), the bulk of this film sticks to the story of the revolution and its major players.
There is one other slight bias in the presentation; whoever did the voice-overs of Chairman Mao manages to make him sound like a fey, overly officious matre'd at a Chinese restaurant.
Subject: My Heart Bleeds Red Like China
this clip fest bonanza is a historical film student's delight, pressing into archives to give us, while not exactly GREAT as a person, but GREAT in terms of archival interest, a history of Mao Tse-Tung and his rise to power in China. We see China pre-WWII it's problems with Japan, and then the growing escalation of Communism, and finally it's problems with the US. Worth the download to hear the Mao English imitation.